Obitus

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
SNES
...
3.0
Amiga
69
4.0
DOS
...
3.3
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Description

A medieval history lecturer named Wil Mason has been transported to the fantasy world of Middlemere, which is ruled by four rival brothers. Wil's aim is to find the secret to how he was transported here and discover a way back.

Obitus is a role-playing game with action elements. It utilizes a first-person view for exploration, similarly to Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder. One of the more remarkable features is in the first-person mode: rather than having just 4 directs to face and flicking between them, there are 8 directions and the view scrolls smoothly as you turn. This smooth scrolling continues when you move forward, giving the game more of a 3D feel.

The action elements consist of horizontal scrolling areas where you fight enemies with your bow while avoiding their attacks. Later you encounter a similar type of gameplay that involves exploring castles and adds 4 directional movement.

Screenshots

Obitus SNES Meeting Sir Grumwold
Obitus DOS The starting location (VGA)
Obitus DOS The main menu (CGA)
Obitus SNES Under attack - Battles take place in realtime

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Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Amiga Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 84 out of 100 84
GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jan, 1994 6.4 out of 10 64
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Game Players SNES Mar, 1994 36 out of 100 36

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Trivia

In the PC version, it was much easier getting through the dungeons (which were dark in the original Amiga/ST versions if the player had no torch) since it only ran in 16-colours, leaving no way to darken the maze very well, so it got left as full brightness.
Contributed to by JRK (11152), Martin Smith (63069) and Fafnir (72)